Community Notes: Aug. 13

08/11/2014 10:03 AM

08/11/2014 10:03 AM

Volunteer at Lazy Daze

Cary is looking for volunteers for the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Cary. Volunteers must sign up by Friday, Aug. 15, and must be at least 15 years old to work without an adult. School and community organizations are welcome. For details, call 919-462-3847, email ashley.mccall@townofcary.org or search for “Lazy Daze volunteers” at www.townofcary.org.

Hometown Spirit Award

Cary will accept nominations for the Hometown Spirit Award through Monday, Sept. 8. Nominees must be 21 or older and preserve, promote or act on small-town values. For details, call 919-469-4011 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Historic Preservation Commission

Cary residents interested in historical, cultural and architectural preservation can apply to serve on the Cary Town Council’s new Historic Preservation Commission through Wednesday, Aug. 27. Commission members will work on preservation policies and decisions. Applicants should have demonstrated interest or experience in history, architecture or related subjects like planning, archaeology and landscape architecture. For details or an application, go to www.townofcary.org.

Discovering Nature

Bass Lake Park will host a class for children ages 4-6 to explore nature from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Registration is required and costs $4 per Holly Springs resident and $6 per non-resident. To register, call 919-557-2496.

Curious Creatures: Discovering Hummingbirds

Children ages 5-8 will learn about hummingbirds with hikes, activities and crafts from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Curiosity Club: Finding Fossils

Children ages 5-8 will learn about fossils from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Junior Naturalist: Who Lives in That Hole?

Children ages 5-8 and their parents will learn about animals living in holes from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $8 for Cary residents or $10 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

‘Designated Daughters’

Margaret Maron will discuss and sign her new novel, “Designated Daughters,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Eco-Explorers: Operation: Terrific Trees!

Children ages 7-10 will explore nature and learn about trees from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Parent Chat session

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher will host a session with parents at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host story time with “My Pet Book” by Bob Staake at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Kids Fun-Days: Sensational Snake Fun

Children ages 5-8 will learn about snakes with a hike, projects and nature activities from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $12 for Cary residents or $16 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Greenway presentation

Mills Park and Panther Creek Greenway planning staff will present design plans and listen to feedback from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Mills Park Middle School, 441 Mills Park Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-462-2075 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Explore A Story

Bass Lake Park will host story time and nature exploration for kids from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. To register, call 919-557-2496.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “The Returned” by Jason Mott at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Nature Nuts: Praying Mantis

Stevens Nature Center staff will host nature discovery activities for children ages 3-5 and parents from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23, at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $11 for Cary residents or $14 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

‘Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day’

Ann B. Ross will discuss and sign her new book, “Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a special story time for kids with Cary’s police and fire departments at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at 760 SE Maynard Road. There will be a tour of a firetruck.

Family program at Hemlock Bluffs

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve will host families as they search for snakes, lizards, frogs and more from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for $16 for Cary residents or $20 for non-residents, call 919-387-5980.

Plunge, Pedal and Plod

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Plunge, Pedal and Plod will begin with check-in at 6 a.m. and a triathlon from 7-10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Registration costs $60 per person and $90 per relay team through 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, when online registration closes. Registration the day of the triathlon costs $70 per person and $100 per relay team. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10 for ages 17 and younger and $12 for ages 18 and older. For details and registration, go to www.sportoften.com.

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at The Bridge Community Church, 6010 McCrimmon Parkway, Morrisville. Donors must be 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host story time for kids with “Peanut Butter & Cupcake” by Terry Border at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 3:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Apex Martial Arts School KiDoKwan, 2171 N. Salem St. Donors must be 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market night

Little Hen Restaurant will host a Western Wake Farmers’ Market night at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at 5160 Sunset Lake Road, Apex. Part of the proceeds will benefit the farmers market.

Candidate forum

A forum for candidates for the N.C. House of Representatives, Senate and the Wake County Sheriff will be from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina. The forum is sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs chambers of commerce.

Cary Scavenger Hunt

The fifth annual Cary Scavenger Hunt will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Registration for a team of four costs $49. For details and registration, go to caryscavengerhunt.com.

Candidate forum

A forum for candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners will be from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. The forum is sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs chambers of commerce.

Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk

The fourth annual Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk to raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex. Registration costs $25 and is free for ages 5 and younger. For details and registration, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

Downtown Bounty

The annual Downtown Bounty festival will be Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. There will be music, vendors and activities for families. There will be a Local Chef Competition and a Brunswick Stew Cook-Off with cash prizes. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon

The Applebee’s Kids Helping Kids Triathlon to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Registration is open to ages 7-12 for $30 in advance or $40 the day of the race at kidshelpingkidstri.racesonline.com. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10.

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